Saudi royals’ Mayo Clinic visit helps local economy


He stopped for a chuckle – the day before his clinic visit
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Members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family spent enough during a visit to the Mayo Clinic to give the area’s economy a shot in the arm, according to Rochester, Minnesota, officials.

Rochester officials say Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz arrived on November 15 for a checkup at the Mayo Clinic and was accompanied by at least five princes and hundreds of others in his retinue.

Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Brad Jones says a conservative estimate of the royal family’s spending on the trip to Mayo Clinic is up to $1.5 million.

Officials say that should offset the area’s economic woes. Jones calls that a “great shot in the arm.”

It’s always good to receive a visit from the King. Any one of our Kings.

2 thoughts on “Saudi royals’ Mayo Clinic visit helps local economy

  1. Cinaedh says:

    “It’s always good to receive a visit from the King. Any one of our Kings.”

    It could be worse. It could be more appropriate. It could be a visit from our Chairman!

    🙂

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